Rainey v Mid & East Antrim Borough Council [2023]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
    NIIT 27807/21
  • Legal Body
    Northern Ireland Industrial Tribunal (NIIT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Dismissal, Whistleblowing (Protected Disclosures)
Issues covered: Unfair Dismissal; Protected Disclosure


The claimant was employed as a Statutory Finance Manager from 1st July 2020 until his dismissal on 11th January 2021.  The claimant’s employment was subject to a probationary period of six months.  All work at this time was being conducted remotely.

The claimant’s line manager did not formally raise any issues but did note at a meeting that she had often had difficulty getting hold of the claimant. Indeed, at that meeting she attempted twice to invite him to the Teams call and also tried to call his mobile without success.   Although the claimant was not due to attend that meeting he was required to be available on Teams during his working hours.  In

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This article is correct at 10/01/2024

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